This MDHHS pamphlet promotes the consumption of 400 micrograms of folic acid for all women of childbearing age to help reduce the risk of birth defects.
Order form for MDCH birth defects prevention materials.
This MDCH pamphlet promotes the consumption of 400 micrograms of folic acid for all women of childbearing age to help reduce the risk of birth defects.
What every Michigan woman of childbearing age needs to know to have a healthy baby.
This is a parenting website backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. There is general information related to child health as well as more specific guidance on parenting issues. Information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics many programs and activities can also be found here. The information from this site comes from the nation’s leading child health experts that support the information provided on the website.
This website provides information on birth defects in general. Sub-pages provide resources documenting the public health burden of birth defects and their complications in the United States. Statistics on the occurrence of some of the more common birth defects and links to additional information and resources can also be found here.
The MDHHS Genomics Program initiated a surveillance system to further assess the impact of SCDY and identify action steps for prevention. This website provides links, events, and data on SCDY.
This Michigan act is to protect and promote public health and provide for the prevention and control of diseases and disabilities.
Helpful information on folic acid and how it helps prevent birth defects.
Michigan and National Birth Defects resources.